Cameroonian flag Marc-Vivien Foe

Born01 May 1975, Nkolo
NationalityCameroonian
Weight85 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionMidfielder
Died26-06-2003

A powerful central midfield player with the ability to spray passes around the pitch, he began in the domestic league in Cameroon playing for Canon Yaounde and he made his name with Lens where he was a member of the team that won their first French League title in 1997-98 under Gerard Houllier. He received mixed reviews during his subsequent spell in the Premiership with West Ham United before returning to France with Lyon in the 2000 close season. He was rated at 6million as Frederic Kanoute moved in the opposite direction. He suffered a bout of Malaria in 2000 but recovered to lead the team to the French Championship.

A veteran of three African Nations' Cup finals and of the 1994 World Cup (he was absent with a broken leg in 1998), Marc-Vivien, who is one of the Indomitable Lions' more experienced players. He missed France '98 with a broken leg; an injury that also put a block on an anticipated move to Manchester United. He netted three times from six appearances during the qualifying rounds for Japan and South Korea and was a key player finals. Kevin Keegan swooped to lure him from the promise of Champions League football to play in the Premiership for Manchester City, taking him on an initial one year loan deal with the option of making the contract a permanent one in June 2003.

Marc-Vivien tragically died on 26 June 2003 after collapsing in the Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 West Ham United Premier League 13
8
1999-00 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1999-00 West Ham United Premier League 25
1
6
2
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Cup 1
1
1
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1
1999-00 West Ham United Worthington Cup 3
2000-01 Olympique Lyonnais French Championnat 23
2
1
5
1
2000-01 Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Champions League 10
1
3
1
2001-02 Olympique Lyonnais French Championnat 14
4
2
3
1
2001-02 Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Champions League 5
1
2001-02 Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Cup 3
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 35
9
6
2002-03 Manchester City Worthington Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Jan 1999 Wimbledon v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 West Ham United v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Liverpool v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Southampton v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Chelsea v West Ham United W 0-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
02 Apr 1999 Aston Villa v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 West Ham United v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 West Ham United v Derby County W 5-1 Premier League
01 May 1999 West Ham United v Leeds United L 1-5 Premier League
08 May 1999 Everton v West Ham United L 6-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 West Ham United v Middlesbrough W 4-0 Premier League
04 Aug 1999 Heerenveen v West Ham United W 0-1 Intertoto Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
07 Aug 1999 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
10 Aug 1999 West Ham United v Metz L 0-1 Intertoto Cup Final 1st leg
16 Aug 1999 Aston Villa v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 West Ham United v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1999 Metz v West Ham United W 1-3 Intertoto Cup Final 2nd leg
16 Sep 1999 West Ham United v NK Osijek W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
25 Sep 1999 Coventry City v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
30 Sep 1999 NK Osijek v West Ham United W 1-3 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1999 West Ham United v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
13 Oct 1999 West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 Worthington Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1999 Leeds United v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1999 Chelsea v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
21 Nov 1999 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-3 Premier League
30 Nov 1999 Birmingham City v West Ham United W 2-3 Worthington Cup 4th round
06 Dec 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Tranmere Rovers v West Ham United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-4 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Wimbledon v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
11 Jan 2000 West Ham United v Aston Villa L 1-3 Worthington Cup Quarter-final
04 Mar 2000 Watford v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
08 Mar 2000 West Ham United v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United L 3-1 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 West Ham United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
26 Mar 2000 West Ham United v Wimbledon W 2-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Manchester United v West Ham United L 7-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2000 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Derby County v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 West Ham United v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
02 May 2000 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
06 May 2000 Sunderland v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 West Ham United v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Canon de Yaounde
RC Lens 27 Jan 1999
West Ham United 27 Jan 1999 17 May 2000
Olympique Lyonnais 17 May 2000 26 Jun 2003
Manchester City 18 Jun 2002 12 May 2003 L

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Cameroon World Youth Cup 3
1
1993-94 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
1993-94 Cameroon International 1
1
1994-95 Cameroon African Nations Cup 2
1995-96 Cameroon African Nations Cup 3
1995-96 Cameroon International 1
1
1996-97 Cameroon African Nations Cup 2
1996-97 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Cameroon African Nations Cup 3
1997-98 Cameroon International 4
1998-99 Cameroon African Nations Cup 2
1999-00 Cameroon African Nations Cup 6
2
1
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Cameroon International 1
2001-02 Cameroon African Nations Cup 6
1
2001-02 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
2
2001-02 Cameroon International 6
1
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2
2002-03 Cameroon International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Mar 1993 Russia v Cameroon L 2-0 World Youth Cup Group A
08 Mar 1993 Colombia v Cameroon L 3-2 World Youth Cup Group A
11 Mar 1993 Australia v Cameroon W 0-2 World Youth Cup Group A
10 Oct 1993 Cameroon v Zimbabwe W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group C
09 May 1994 Greece v Cameroon W 0-3 International
11 May 1994 Cameroon v Bolivia D 1-1 International
19 Jun 1994 Cameroon v Sweden D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 1994 Brazil v Cameroon L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
28 Jun 1994 Russia v Cameroon L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
16 Oct 1994 Cameroon v Zaire W 1-0 African Nations Cup Group 1
08 Jan 1995 Cameroon v Malawi D 0-0 African Nations Cup Group 1
24 Dec 1995 Cameroon v Liberia W 1-0 International
13 Jan 1996 South Africa v Cameroon L 3-0 African Nations Cup Group A
18 Jan 1996 Cameroon v Egypt W 2-1 African Nations Cup Group A
24 Jan 1996 Cameroon v Angola D 3-3 African Nations Cup Group A
10 Nov 1996 Togo v Cameroon W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
12 Jan 1997 Cameroon v Angola D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
22 Feb 1997 Kenya v Cameroon D 0-0 African Nations Cup Group 5
08 Jun 1997 Angola v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
22 Jun 1997 Cameroon v Gabon D 2-2 African Nations Cup Preliminary
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon L 2-0 International
22 Dec 1997 Egypt v Cameroon L 2-0 International
28 Jan 1998 Cameroon v Angola W 1-0 International
01 Feb 1998 Ivory Coast v Cameroon L 1-0 International
07 Feb 1998 Burkina Faso v Cameroon W 0-1 African Nations Cup Group A
11 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Guinea D 2-2 African Nations Cup Group A
15 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Algeria W 2-1 African Nations Cup Group A
11 Apr 1999 Mozambique v Cameroon W 1-6 African Nations Cup Group 1
05 Jun 1999 Cameroon v Eritrea W 1-0 African Nations Cup Group 1
22 Jan 2000 Ghana v Cameroon D 1-1 African Nations Cup Group A
28 Jan 2000 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 3-0 African Nations Cup Group A
31 Jan 2000 Cameroon v Togo L 0-1 African Nations Cup Group A
06 Feb 2000 Cameroon v Algeria W 2-1 African Nations Cup Quarter-final
10 Feb 2000 Cameroon v Tunisia W 3-0 African Nations Cup Semi-final
13 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Cameroon D 2-2 African Nations Cup Final
19 Apr 2000 Cameroon v Somalia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International
28 Jan 2001 Togo v Cameroon W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
25 Feb 2001 Cameroon v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
22 Apr 2001 Cameroon v Libya W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
31 May 2001 Brazil v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
02 Jun 2001 Japan v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
04 Jun 2001 Cameroon v Canada W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
01 Jul 2001 Cameroon v Togo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
14 Jul 2001 Zambia v Cameroon D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
14 Nov 2001 Poland v Cameroon D 0-0 International
07 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v Cameroon W 1-3 International
11 Jan 2002 Tunisia v Cameroon W 0-1 International
20 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Congo DR W 1-0 African Nations Cup Finals Group C
25 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 1-0 African Nations Cup Finals Group C
29 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Togo W 3-0 African Nations Cup Finals Group C
04 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Egypt W 1-0 African Nations Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Mali v Cameroon W 0-3 African Nations Cup Finals semi-final
10 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Senegal D 0-0 African Nations Cup Finals final
27 Mar 2002 Cameroon v Argentina D 2-2 International
17 Apr 2002 Austria v Cameroon D 0-0 International
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
06 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Feb 2003 Cameroon v Ivory Coast L 0-3 International
19 Jun 2003 Brazil v Cameroon W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Cameroon v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
26 Jun 2003 Cameroon v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.